https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-Prouvaire

What to do with lingots?

I have around 200 lingots, and I literally have no clue what to do with them. There are so few things to buy in the store, and I've recently bought the times practice (totally worth it), but besides that, I haven't found much use for them. Any thing that i'm missing?

April 8, 2017

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zerr_

I have 2600. They aren't useful, sorry.

We'll reportedly be getting some new cosmetics in the next few months, though.

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

well, here's a couple anyway lol

April 8, 2017

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    I would say giving them away is the best thing to do, its nice and it solves your problem :D

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

    I gave you a lingot because of that! That was sweet.

    April 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iggy80Sweden

    I also have around 200 now, I give them away to people who I think deserve them, just now I gave a couple to a person who suggested to learn languages by playing games. Then you can use them to do an exam to test your progress.

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

    what do you mean "Then you can use them to do an exam to test your progress."? I would like to know! is it a certain level?

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IzzoOverton11

    Go to the Lingot Store and buy the "progress quiz" with lingots. It'll test you and measure your language-learning progress. Here's more information on it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20240268 :)

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

    Thanks, but I can't even see the progress quiz in the lingot store! does it come out at a certain level?

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IzzoOverton11

    Hm, that I don't know. It should be under "timed practice"… Are you sure it's not there?

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

    yep, its not

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

    is it there with all of your languages, or just spanish?

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starboystellan

    Is it supposed to be under the "practice" category? B/C its not, under the practice category, there is just "timed practice".

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IzzoOverton11

    It is there for all my languages. Maybe it's a bug or an A/B test. Sorry!

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poa-alpina1

    It's not there for me either. It's probably another A/B-test.

    April 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iggy80Sweden

    No I don´t think so, just go to Lingot Store and look for Spanish Progress Quiz. Buena suerte! It costs 25 lingots and takes about 20 min, and you can not cheat!:)

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qhomee

    i give them to good discussions and people who make games

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

    We should each have our own 'Duo owl' to dress up. We should use lingots to buy stuff for them, so they are all unique.

    Anyone who agrees, comment.

    PS: No mean comments please. Stop wasting your time if you were planning to post one.

    April 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phlamazda

    You're a genius! ;););)

    April 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

    Lingots are a bit of a distraction, really. They're a good way of helping to turn casual learners into committed learners, but once you've done enough work on Duolingo to have lingots to spare, they lose their purpose.

    Buy a streak freeze, the bonus skills, and a test every now and then if you're interested, and then forget about lingots and use the rest of the site.

    April 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kansokusha

    They're the currency, don't be surprised if they release new items to be bought using them in the near future. With lingots you can currently buy "bonus skills" which are a plus if you want to get the hang of a language. You can buy quizzes which are used somewhat as "final exams" to give you a better approximation of your knowledge on a certain language, regarding the skills learned here on Duolingo. These are the main use for them so far, I'd say.

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/streamwhisper

    I find them motivating.

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisRamos709109

    lingots are pretty useless...

    April 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JJT60K

    There is someone who can make you a new profile pic with a duo owl. Just search Lingot_Shop, I believe, and you can place an order. :-)

    April 9, 2017
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